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Ford details how it will fix recalled fire-risk 2013 Escape and Fusion models

by Jeffrey N. Ross (RSS feed) on Dec 11th, 2012 at 7:57AM

Ford announced today that it has determined the problem and has worked up a fix for the engine fires that have resulted in recalls for 2013 Ford Escape and Fusion models equipped with the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine. Ford says the fires are being caused by an issue with the cooling system software that fails to properly manage engine temperatures during "unique overheating conditions," which are allowing the engines to get hot enough to start a fire while running. This is the third link to engine fires with faulty fuel lines being the culprit back in July and leaking coolant in September. To... Read More

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